2017 UMass Minutemen football team

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2017 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Amherst Athletics logo.svg
Conference Independent
2017 record 4–8
Head coach Mark Whipple (10th season)
Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple (10th season)
Defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham (1st year season)
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               10 3  
No. 11 Notre Dame               10 3  
UMass               4 8  
BYU               4 9  
As of September 11, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the fourth year of head coach Mark Whipple's second stint at UMass and 10th year overall. The Minutemen divided their home schedule between two stadiums. Five home games were played at the UMass campus at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium with their final home game at Fenway Park. This was UMass's second year as an independent.[1] They finished the season 4–8.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 6:00 p.m. Hawaii Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumHadley, MA ELVN L 35–38   12,145
September 2 7:00 p.m. at Coastal Carolina Brooks StadiumConway, SC ESPN3 L 28–38   13,274
September 9 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ELVN L 7–17   9,028
September 15 7:00 p.m. at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPNU L 21–29   22,911
September 23 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SECN L 13–17   95,324
September 30 3:30 p.m. Ohio Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ELVN L 50–58   7,696
October 21 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southerndagger Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ELVN W 55–20   10,690
October 28 3:30 p.m. Appalachian State Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ELVN W 30–27 2OT  11,889
November 4 12:00 p.m. at No. 21 Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS SECN L 23–34   57,354
November 11 4:00 p.m. Maine Fenway ParkBoston, MA ELVN W 44–31   12,794
November 18 3:00 p.m. at BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT BYUtv/ESPN3 W 16–10   51,355
December 2 12:00 p.m. at FIU Riccardo Silva StadiumMiami, FL CUSA.tv L 45–63   14,004
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
^[a] The game between UMass and South Florida was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. A game with FIU was scheduled after FIU's game with Indiana was cancelled.[2]
Schedule Source:[3]

☆All Eleven Sports broadcasts will be simulcast on NESN or NESN+.[4]

Game summaries[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 Hawaii, 46–40
Hawai'i at UMass[5][6]
1 234Total
Rainbow Warriors 7 7717 38
Minutemen 7 7147 35
Sources:[5][6]

Coastal Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
UMass at Coastal Carolina[7][8]
1 234Total
Minutemen 7 777 28
Chanticleers 14 7107 38
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 13,274
  • Game weather: Temperature: 74 °F (23 °C), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Brock Bowling, Stan Lewter
Sources:[7][8]

Old Dominion[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2016 Old Dominion, 36–16
Old Dominion at UMass[9][10]
1 234Total
Monarchs 3 707 17
Minutemen 0 070 7
  • Date: September 9
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 9,028
  • Game weather: Temperature: 67 °F (19 °C), Wind: N 8 mph (13 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Jon Noli
  • TV announcers (ELVN): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Seth Cantor
Sources:[9][10]

Temple[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2015 Temple, 25–23
UMass at Temple[11][12]
1 234Total
Minutemen 0 777 21
Owls 3 1367 29
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Lincoln Financial Field
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:29
  • Game attendance: 22,911
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C), Wind: SW 7 mph (11 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Charles Lewis
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
Sources:[11][12]

Tennessee[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
UMass at Tennessee[13][14]
1 234Total
Minutemen 0 670 13
Volunteers 0 1430 17
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Neyland Stadium
    Knoxville, TN
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 95,324
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C), Wind: 2 mph (3.2 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
Sources:[13][14]

Ohio[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2013 Ohio, 51–23
Ohio at UMass[15][16]
1 234Total
Bobcats 7 201417 58
Minutemen 10 17221 50
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 7,696
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C), Wind: N 6 mph (9.7 km/h), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
  • TV announcers (ELVN): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Seth Cantor
Sources:[15][16]

Georgia Southern[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1999 Georgia Southern, 38–21
Georgia Southern at UMass[17][18]
1 234Total
Eagles 7 1030 20
Minutemen 28 2007 55
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 10,690
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C), Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: A. Calabrese
  • TV announcers (ELVN): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Seth Cantor
Sources:[17][18]

Appalachian State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2006 Appalachian State, 28–17
Appalachian State at UMass[19][20]
1 234OT2OTTotal
Mountaineers 0 143370 27
Minutemen 10 70373 30
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Hadley, MA
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 12,000
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C), Wind: S 15 mph (24 km/h), Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Todd LaPlenta
  • TV announcers (ELVN): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Seth Cantor
Sources:[19][20]

Mississippi State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 Mississippi State, 47–35
UMass at Mississippi State[21][22]
1 234Total
Minutemen 3 1703 23
Bulldogs 10 3147 34
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Davis Wade Stadium
    Starkville, MS
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 57,374
  • Game weather: Temperature: 70 °F (21 °C), Wind: SSW 4 mph (6.4 km/h), Weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware and Olivia Harlan
Sources:[21][22]

Maine[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
41–17–1 2013 Maine, 24–14
Maine at UMass[23][24]
1 234Total
Black Bears 7 987 31
Minutemen 21 3137 44
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Fenway Park
    Boston, MA
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:37
  • Game attendance: 12,974
  • Game weather: Temperature: 36 °F (2 °C), Wind: NW 7 mph (11 km/h), Weather: Clear and Sunny
  • Referee: Todd LaPlenta
  • TV announcers (ELVN): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Seth Cantor
Sources:[23][24]

BYU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2016 BYU, 51–9
UMass at BYU[25][26]
1 234Total
Minutemen 0 3130 16
Cougars 0 037 10
Sources:[25][26]

FIU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 UMass, 21–13
UMass at FIU[27][28]
1 234Total
Minutemen 14 71014 45
• Panthers 14 21721 63
  • Date: December 2
  • Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium
    Miami, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 14,004
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C), Wind: 12 mph (19 km/h), Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Stephen LaManti
  • TV announcers (CUSA.tv): A.J. Ricketts, Hurlie Brown
Sources:[27][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UMass Minutemen announce 2017 football schedule". FB Schedules. January 27, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "UMass Football Announces Changes To 2017, Future Schedules". umassathletics.com. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2017 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "UMass close to football TV deal; shakes up radio broadcast". Daily Hampshire Gazette. Retrieved August 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Hawai'i (1–0) vs. Massachusetts (0–1)". UMass Athletics. August 26, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Brown's last minute TD pass lifts Hawaii over UMass 38–35". ESPN. August 27, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Massachusetts (0–2) vs. Coastal Carolina (1–0)". UMass Athletics. September 2, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Abercrombie leads Coastal Carolina over UMass 38–28". ESPN. September 2, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Old Dominion (2–0) vs. Massachusetts (0–3)". UMass Athletics. September 9, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Hoy TD, 8 sacks help Old Dominion top UMass 17–7". ESPN. September 9, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Massahcusetts (0–4) vs. Temple (2–1)". UMass Athletics. September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Wright's one-handed TD grab highlights Temple's 29–21 win". ESPN. September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Massahcusetts (0–5) vs. Tennessee (3–1)". UMass Athletics. September 23, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
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  15. ^ a b "Ohio (4–1) vs. Massahcusetts (0–6)". UMass Athletics. September 30, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
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  17. ^ a b "Georgia Southern (0–6) vs. Massahcusetts (1–6)". UMass Athletics. October 21, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Ally, Comis lead UMass past Georgia Southern 55–20". ESPN. October 21, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Appalachian State (5–3) vs. Massahcusetts (2–6)". UMass Athletics. October 28, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Laurent's FG lifts UMass over Appalachian St. 30–27 in 2OT". ESPN. October 28, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Massachusetts (2–7) vs. Mississippi State (7–2)". UMass Athletics. November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "No. 21 Mississippi State beats UMass 34–23". ESPN. November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Maine (4–5) vs. Massachusetts (3–7)". UMass Athletics. November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "Ford-Isabella combo leads UMass past Maine 44–31". ESPN. November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Massachusetts (4–7) vs. BYU (3–9)". UMass Athletics. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
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  27. ^ a b "Massachusetts (4–8) vs. FIU (8–4)". UMass Athletics. December 2, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
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